upper class

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  1. a class of people above the middle class, having the highest social rank or standing based on wealth, family connections, and the like.

Origin of upper class

First recorded in 1830–40

Other words from upper class

  • upper-class, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for upper class

upper class

  1. the class occupying the highest position in the social hierarchy, esp the wealthy or the aristocracy

adjective(upper-class when prenominal)
  1. of or relating to the upper class

  2. US education of or relating to the junior or senior classes of a college or high school

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